This documentation is for Dovecot v1.x, see wiki2 for v2.x documentation.

Client Issues

It seems to be quite difficult to implement a working IMAP client. Here are some instructions for client implementors:

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Outlook

Outlook Express 6

Netscape 4.x

Netscape Mail

I'm not actually sure what version exactly this refers to.

Evolution

Mulberry

Seems to be OK.

Thunderbird

Mutt

Seems to be OK.

Pine

Seems to be OK.

Squirrelmail

Horde IMP

Dovecot doesn't want any folder prefix, but leaving it empty in login screen will just use the default. So, change the default from /etc/imp3/servers.conf. Search for 'folders' => 'mail/' and remove the mail/ part. For IMP2 edit defaults.php3, search for $default->folders = 'mail/'; and remove the mail/ part.